RPS Group Appoints A Non-Executive Director

07 September 2011

NED Appointment, Responsibilities and Diversity

RPS is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Graham as a non-executive director with effect from 12th September 2011.

Tracey (age 46) was Chief Executive of Talaris Ltd from 2008 to 2010, having previously held senior posts with De La Rue plc and AXA Insurance plc.

There are no matters requiring disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.

Tracey will, on appointment, take up the chair of the Group's remuneration committee and join the audit committee. The membership of all committees will then be compliant with the Corporate Governance Code. As previously announced, Peter Dowen will be retiring and stepping down from the Board at the end of September. At that point, the balance between executives and non executives will also be compliant and two of the Group's eight directors will be female, a diversity ratio with which the board is comfortable. Following Peter's retirement, Board responsibilities for the various parts of the Group will be reallocated.

Brook Land, Chairman of RPS said:

"Peter Dowen joined the Board in 1989 and we would like to express our gratitude to him for his contribution to RPS during his long tenure and wish him well in his retirement.

"We welcome Tracey to the Board. She will bring her experience and insight to us and provide further balance to the Board. We look forward to working with her in continuing RPS's long record of success".


5th September 2011


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